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Cruz picks Fiorina as running mate

Posted: 12:18 PM, Apr 27, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-28 14:15:51Z
OFFICIAL: Cruz picks Fiorina as running mate
OFFICIAL: Cruz picks Fiorina as running mate

The Associated Press has learned that Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz has tapped former technology executive Carly Fiorina to run as his vice presidential nominee.

The Texas senator plans to formally unveil his running mate Wednesday afternoon in Indianapolis.

That's according to a Republican with direct knowledge of the plan, speaking on condition of anonymity because the source was not authorized speak before the official announcement.

Cruz is trying to generate momentum for his struggling campaign. GOP front-runner Donald Trump swept primaries in five Northeastern states on Tuesday.

The 61-year-old Fiorina endorsed Cruz earlier in the year after abandoning her own presidential bid. The former chief executive at Hewlett-Packard has never held elected office.

U.S. Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado endorsed Cruz for President Wednesday. 

“Ted Cruz has always been a fierce defender of the Constitution and a tireless advocate for conservative principles,” said Sen. Gardner. “He has spent his entire career fighting for the men and women of this country and pushing back against the special interests in Washington. Ted is the only candidate who will change the way Washington works and restore the balance of power back to the American people. It’s time for Republicans to rally behind this campaign in order to put forth the best candidate to stop Hillary Clinton in November. I am confident Ted Cruz is that person and I’m thrilled to endorse him for President.”